With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
It's time for Unity in the Community, World Vibe - Fighting with Peace and Not For It
We salute the global influences that have made May 24, 2020 an essential part of our Brand New Beginning.
“Since it has pleased Providence to place me in this station, I shall do my utmost to fulfil my duty towards my country; I am very young and perhaps in many, though not in all things, inexperienced, but I am sure that very few have more real good will and more real desire to do what is fit and right than I have.” -- Queen Victoria
Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death On January 22, 1901. Afterwards, her birthday, 24 May, was celebrated from 24 May 1902 as Empire Day. It was instituted in the United Kingdom in 1905 by Lord Meath, and extended throughout the countries of the Commonwealth; Empire Day was a "symbol of that unity of feeling . . . to those ideals of freedom, justice, and tolerance for which the British Empire [stood] throughout the world". Following a 1973 proposal by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Commonwealth Secretariat selected the second Monday in March as the date on which Commonwealth Day is observed throughout all countries of the Commonwealth.
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
"Leadership does not mean domination. The world is always well supplied with people who wish to rule and dominate others. The true leader is a different sort; he seeks effective activity which has a truly beneficient purpose. He inspires others to follow in his wake, and holding aloft the torch of wisdom, leads the way for society to realize its genuinely great aspirations" -- Haile Selassie
Haile Selassie (born Lij Tafari Makonnen; 23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975) was Crown Prince and Regent of the Ethiopian Empire from 1916 to 1928, and then King and Regent from 1928 to 1930, and finally Emperor from 1930 to 1974. On May 25, 1963 the Organization for African Unity (OAU) was established with a permanent headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, was selected as the first President of the OAU.
This is important: to get to know people, listen, expand the circle of ideas. The world is crisscrossed by roads that come closer together and move apart, but the important thing is that they lead towards the Good. -- Pope Francis
Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century. On May 24, 2015 he issued his second encyclical "Laudato si'" (English: Praise Be to You). The encyclical has the subtitle "on care for our common home". In it, the pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take "swift and unified global action."
If I am honored to serve as first lady, I will use that wonderful privilege to try to help people in our country who need it the most. One of the many causes dear to my heart is helping children and women. -- Melania Trump
Melania Trump is a Slovenian-American former fashion model and the current first lady of the United States, as the wife of the 45th president of the United States Donald Trump.When the president and first lady visited Vatican City on May 24, 2017, she identified as Catholic. She is the first Catholic to live in the White House since President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline and is the second Catholic first lady of the United States. On May 7, 2018, Trump formally started the "Be Best" public awareness campaign, which focused on well-being for youth and advocated against cyberbullying and drug use.
There's probably a tendency to view power... to be either based on size or the size and power of your economy. I think New Zealand's strength has always been using our voice on the issues that matter, and we've been consistent on it. There is power in that. -- Jacinda Ardern
Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern (born 26 July 1980) is a New Zealand politician serving as the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand since 26 October 2017. In March 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, and her government introduced strict gun laws in response. She was the world's youngest female head of government, having taken office at age 37. Ardern became the world's second elected head of government to give birth while in office (after Benazir Bhutto) when her daughter was born on 21 June 2018. For her global outreach, leadership skills, and the fact that New Zealand's global ratings of approval and importance are significantly improving under her premiership, Ardern has been widely described as the most powerful woman in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the most powerful women in the world. New Zealand started its First Parliament on May 24, 1854 in honor of Queen Victoria's birthday.
MIA AMOR MOTTLEY
There is no profit sufficiently large to be worth the price of war or the destruction of our planet. The people of Barbados and I, as their leader, choose to honour the legacy of our great civilization. Our freedom fighters who fought for better. Barbados chooses to fight for the path of peace, prosperity, planetary protection and hope, Barbados chooses love of self, love of neighbour, love a planet, love as a virtue. Barbados chooses a spirit of love, courage and hope, brotherhood for all humanity. -- Mia Mottley
Mia Amor Mottley, QC, MP (born 1 October 1965) is the current Prime Minister of Barbados. Mottley is the eighth person to hold the office of Prime Minister and the first woman. In 2018, the Mottley-led BLP won an historic landslide victory in the 24 May general election, securing all 30 seats in the House—making them the first party to accomplish this feat—in addition to winning 72.8% of the popular vote, which is the highest share ever achieved by a party in a general election. She assumed office on May 25, 2018. On December 31, 2020 she took over the Chairmanship of the regional integration movement, CARICOM representing 15 member countries in the Caribbean. She is also working towards jointly hosting the first-ever African Union-CARICOM Summit within the next six months.
EID AL FITR
Eid is a day of unity. Hence, it is a day to give thanks and reaffirm faith in the Lord's favors and praise him. -- Imam Ali ar-Ridha
In chapter 2, verse 185, of the Holy Quran, the Almighty Lord states: "You shall complete the number [of days] and you may glorify God for his guiding you, and that you may be thankful." This verse refers to the completion of 29 or 30 days of fasting in the Islamic month of Ramadan and the celebratory day after, called Eid al Fitr.
This celebration and being thankful is not due to the month of fasting coming to an end, but rather, Muslims have had the great opportunity to partake in the month of forgiveness and to seek spiritual awakening and enlightenment.
Eid al Fitr literally means, "festival of breaking of the fast." This year, 2020, Muslims celebrate Eid either on May 23 or 24, depending on the sighting of the new moon.